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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Alexander “Frank” Gemmel (1873-1929)


Born at Selkirk in 1873, son of F. R. Gemmel, he was associated for a time with the firm of Gemmel and Kochen, later secretary of the Selkirk Land and Investment Company. He was President of the Selkirk Board of Trade. He died of a heart attack at Selkirk on 29 March 1929 and was buried in the Mapleton Cemetery. He was survived by a wife and eight children.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Frank Gemmel called by death at Selkirk, Man.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 March 1929, page 3.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2019

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